Benefiting Westchester Parks Foundation, the Mutts on the Mountain 5K Trail Race and 1M Fun Run is a one-of-a-kind event allowing participants to run/walk with their favorite canine companion. Funds raised support Westchester Parks Foundation's mission to engage the public to advocate for and invest in the preservation, conservation, use and enjoyment of the 18,000 acres of parks, trails, and open space within the Westchester County Parks system. This is a not-to-be-missed event for hikers, joggers, runners, and of course your well-behaved four legged friend.
All registrants get a dri-fit custom Mutts on the Mountain t-shirt and all canine participants get a custom Mutts on the Mountain bandanna.
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The Mutts on the Mountain 5K course is located deep in the beautiful Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill, NY. Consisting of 3.1 miles of top-notch trail, this course will keep trail runners on their toes and keep those running with their canine companion focused on the what waits around the bend. You’ll find an aid station (water for human and canine participants) 1.6 miles into the course. We strongly encourage human participants who don’t have a canine companion to participate in this course (we will have three waves, the first being for dog-less participants).
The Lazy Dog Fun Run is a 1-mile romp for humans and dogs of all ability levels. This course is perfect for small dogs and older dogs who want to participate in a race, but can’t handle the ruff terrain that the 5K course offers. You’ll be able to explore a portion of Blue Mountain’s extensive trail system while taking in constant views of the lake. This race option is for human participants with canine companions only due to course width constraints.
Mutts on the Mountain is held rain or shine! No refunds.
The Village at Mutts, nearby the Start and Finish line, will feature: a doggie exercise area, food and drinks to purchase for humans and canines, and great vendors! The village will be up and running at 8am.
There will be signage guiding you in the parking areas. Please park in the designated lot.
For human participants, there are restrooms located in the bathhouse. For canine participants, there will be a doggie exercise area located close to the Start/Finish line.
All participants must sign a waiver prior to race day. If you are under the age of 14, a race day waiver must be signed at check in with a guardian.
WHAT TO BRING:
If you have a canine companion, you must bring a secured collar or harness and a six foot leash.
Please bring an ID for registration.
We recommend you wear trail runners or hiking boots due to the course terrain.
Blue Mountain Reservation 435 Welcher Avenue Peekskill, NY10566